Basic volleyball vocabulary in different languages



  • Based on Samba Player's list, I wrote a similar list of volleyball terms in Portuguese.


    PORTUGUÊS


    volleyball - voleibol , vôlei


    ball - bola
    court - quadra
    line - linha
    net - rede
    match - partida, jogo
    team - time, equipe
    coach - técnico, treinador
    referee - árbitro, juiz
    set - set
    point - ponto
    error - erro
    fault - falta
    double contact, double - dois toques
    tie-breaker - tie-breaker
    substition - substituição
    bench - banco de reservas
    bench player - jogador reserva
    rotation - rodízio, rotação
    area - posição
    out - fora
    front raw - rede
    back row - fundo de quadra
    attack line, three meter line - linha de três metros
    nine meter line - linha de fundo
    team formation - formação


    serve - saque
    to serve - sacar
    reception - recepção, passe
    to receive - recepcionar, passar
    set - levantamento
    to set - levantar
    attack - ataque
    to attack - atacar
    hit, spike - cortada
    to hit, to spike - cortar
    block - bloqueio
    to block - bloquear
    defence - defesa
    to defend - defender
    forearm pass, bump - manchete
    dig - peixinho


    setter - levantador(a)
    outside hitter - atacante de ponta, ponteiro(a)-passador(a)
    opposite - oposto(a)
    middle blocker - central, meio-de-rede
    libero - líbero
    receiver - passador(a)
    attacker - atacante
    spiker - atacante, cortador


    slide - jogada "China"
    one, quick - bola rápida de meio
    back row attack - ataque do fundo
    float serve - saque flutuante
    jump serve - saque "Viagem ao fundo do Mar", saque viagem
    ace - ace, ponto de saque
    drop shot - largada, largadinha

  • Yeah! This is the exact meaning! This term refers to the movement of the ball being powerfully hit from a high position towards the floor.


    There is another serve called Jornada nas Estrelas (Journey to the Stars). I don't know if you can picture to which kind of service I am referring to...it is a service that players rarely resort to.


    When a spike is very strong narrators here say the player will find oil in the opponent's court.


    These terms are weird, I know, but it is fun to hear the narration of a volleyball match through a Brazilian TV channel! LOL!

  • Voleybol- AZERO (AZERBAIJANI language)


    ball -top
    court - meydanca
    line - xett
    net - tor
    match - qarshilashma
    game - oyun
    team - komanda
    coach - meshqci
    referee - hakim
    set - set
    point - xal
    error - sehv
    fault - faul
    double contact, double -ikili toxunush
    tie-break -tay brek
    substition - deyishiklik
    bench - skamya
    bench player - rezerv
    rotation -rotasiya
    area - sahe
    out - aut
    front raw -birinci xett
    back row - ikinci xett
    attack line, three meter line - arxa xett
    nine meter line - doqquz metr
    team formation - komanda duzulushu


    serve - servis
    to serve - servisci
    reception - qebul
    to receive - qebul etmek
    set - oyun qurucusu
    to set - oyun qurmaq,oturmek
    attack -hucum etmek
    to attack - hucumcu
    hit, spike -vurmaq
    to hit, to spike - zerbe
    block -blok
    to block - blok tutmaq
    defence - mudafie
    to defend - mudafie etmek
    dig -cixarish

  • :whistle: I am curious about this term. Does it refer to the country China or have other meaning? :teach:


    It refers to the country China. Such play was "invented"by the Chinese Team in the 80's if I am not mistaken. That's why they refer to the slide attack as "jogada China". It is a fair tribute they pay to Chinese volleyball.

  • In French:


    volleyball - volleyball
    ball - ballon (only refering to the object, for any other use , this would be "balle")
    court - terrain
    line - ligne
    net - filet
    match - match
    game - match / jeu
    team - équipe
    coach - entraineur
    referee - arbitre
    set - set
    point - point
    error - erreur
    fault - faute
    double contact, double - doublé
    tie-break - tie-break
    substition - remplacement
    bench - banc
    bench player - remplaçant
    rotation - rotation
    area - zone, poste
    out - dehors (but the english word "out" is widely used)
    front raw - au filet, à l'avant
    back row - des 3 m, aux 3 m (= "from the 3 m line")
    attack line, three meter line - ligne des 3 mètres
    nine meter line - ligne du fond
    team formation - composition d'équipe


    serve - service
    to serve - servir
    reception - réception
    to receive - réceptionner
    set - passe
    to set - passer
    attack - attaque
    to attack - attaquer
    hit, spike - frappe, attaque
    to hit, to spike - frapper, attaquer
    block - contre (block is widely used)
    to block - contrer, bloquer
    defence - défense
    to defend - défendre
    forearm pass, bump - manchette
    dig - défense, plongeon


    role - poste
    setter - passeur
    outside hitter - attaquant, réceptionneur-attaquant, réceptionneur, poste 4, complet
    opposite - pointu, attaquant de pointe, (sometimes "attaquant" may refer to opposite as well)
    middle blocker - central, contreur central
    libero - libéro
    receiver - réceptionneur
    attacker -attaquant
    spiker
    - attaquant


    slide -
    one, quick - courte, tendue, balle rapide
    shoot -
    back row attack - attaque aux 3 m, attaque des 3 m
    pipe - pipe
    float serve - service flottant
    jump serve - service smashé
    ace - ace

  • It refers to the country China. Such play was "invented"by the Chinese Team in the 80's if I am not mistaken. That's why they refer to the slide attack as "jogada China". It is a fair tribute they pay to Chinese volleyball.

    Thanks for the tribute. :lol:

  • Too bad, we don/t have any active Czechs on this forum :( ;)


    Here you are - that is quick translation into Czech language as I've discovered this forum just now. :P




    volleyball - volejbal, odbíjená


    ball - míč balón


    court - kurt,hřiště


    line - čára (lajna)


    net - síť


    team - družstvo, tým


    coach - trenér


    error - chyba


    double contact - dvojitý dotek


    tie-break - tie-break


    substitution - střídání


    bench - lavička


    rotation - točení


    out - aut, míč mimo


    attack line - útočná čára


    nine meter line - čára podání



    serve - servis, podání


    to serve - servírovat, podávat


    reception - příjem


    to receive - přijímat


    set - nahrávka


    to set - nahrávat


    attack - útok


    to attack - útočit


    hit, spike - úder, smeč


    to spike - smečovat


    block - blok


    to block - blokovat


    defense - obrana


    to defend - bránit


    forearm pass, bump - "bagr", dolní odbití


    float serve - plachtící podání


    jump serve - smečované podání




    setter - nahrávač


    to set - nahrát


    outside hitter - hráč v poli


    middle blocker - střední blokař


    opposite - protihráč


    libero - libero


    receiver - příjemce (podání)


    attacker - útočník


    spiker - smečař




    match - zápas


    set - set


    point - bod


    front row - přední řada (lajna)


    back row - zadní řada (lajna)




    referee - rozhodčí


    line judge - čárový rozhodčí

  • CROATIAN - HRVATSKI
    volleyball - odbojka
    ball - lopta
    court - teren
    line - linija
    net - mreža
    match - meč
    game - meč, tekma, utakmica
    team - tim, ekipa
    coach - trener
    referee - sudac
    set - set
    point - poen
    error - greška
    fault - promašaj
    double contact, double - dupla
    tie-break - tie-break
    substition - zamjena
    bench - klupa
    bench player - igrač s klupe
    rotation - rotacija
    area - zona
    out - aut
    front raw - prednji red, prva linija
    back row - stražnji red, zadnja linija
    attack line
    nine meter line
    team formation - formacija, postava


    serve - servis
    to serve - servirati
    reception - primanje
    to receive - primiti
    set - postavljanje, namještanje
    to set - postaviti, namjestiti
    attack - napad
    to attack - napasti
    hit, spike - pogodak
    to hit, to spike - pogoditi, udariti
    block - blok
    to block - blokirati
    defence - obrana
    to defend - obraniti
    forearm pass, bump - dodavanje čekićem
    dig -


    role - pozicija, uloga
    setter - tehničar, dizač
    outside hitter - primač - pucač, primač, smečer
    opposite - korektor, dijagonala
    middle blocker - srednji bloker, srednjak
    libero - libero
    receiver - primač
    attacker - napadač
    spiker - napadač


    slide -
    one, quick - brza lopta, penal
    shoot -
    back row attack - napad iz druge linije
    pipe - pipe
    float serve - lelujavi servis
    jump serve - skok servis
    ace - as
    :teach:

  • GREEK


    Serve - σερβίς


    Reception - υποδοχή


    Set - σετ


    Attack - Επίθεση


    Block - Μπλοκ


    Defense - Aμυνα




    Setter - Πασαδόρος


    Outside hitter - Ακραίος


    Middle blocker - Κεντρικός


    Opposite - Διαγώνιος


    Starter - Βασικός


    Substitutes - Αλλαγές


    Formation/rotation - Συστημα




    Match - Αγώνες


    Point - Πόντος


    Error - Λάθος


    Court - Γήπεδο


    Line - Γραμμή


    Net - Δύχτι


    Referee - Διαιτητής


    Line judge - Επόπτης


    Time-out - Ταιμ Αουτ

    Gold medal - European League M 2013 Prediction Game
    Bronze medal - European League M 2011 Prediction Game
    Bronze medal - European League W 2010 Prediction Game

  • This is Dutch for Belgium (Not all the same als in Netherlands)


    volleyball[/b] - volleybal
    ball - bal
    court - terrein
    line - lijn
    net - net
    match - match
    game - match
    team - ploeg
    coach - trainer
    referee - arbiter / scheidsrechter
    set - set
    point - punt
    error - fout
    fault - fout
    double contact, double - dubbel
    tie-break - tie-break
    substition - vervanging
    bench - bank
    bench player - wisselspeler / reserve
    rotation - rotatie
    area - positie
    out - buiten / out
    front raw - aan het net
    back row - de 3meterlijn
    attack line, three meter line - de 3meterlijn
    nine meter line - achterlijn
    team formation - ploegsamenstelling


    serve - opslag
    to serve - opslagen
    reception - receptie
    to receive - recepteren
    set - pas
    to set - passen
    attack - aanval
    to attack - aanvallen
    hit, spike - aanval
    to hit, to spike - aanvallen
    block - blok
    to block - blokken
    defence - verdediging
    to defend - verdedigen
    forearm pass, bump - toest
    dig - duik


    role - positie
    setter - passeur
    outside hitter - receptiehoek / hoekaanvaller
    opposite - opposite / hoofdaanvaller
    middle blocker - middenman / middenblokker
    libero - libero
    receiver - receptiespeler
    attacker - aanvaller
    spiker[/b] - aanvaller


    slide - duik
    one, quick - kort voor
    shoot - shoot
    back row attack - 3m aanval
    pipe - pipe
    float serve - floatopslag
    jump serve - sprongopslag
    ace - ace

  • volleyball – võrkpall
    ball – pall
    court – väljak
    line – piir
    net – võrk
    match – mäng


    team – meeskond, võistkond
    coach – treener
    referee – kohtunik
    set – geim
    point – punkt
    error – viga
    tie-break – punktivahe (only thing i could remember, really can't remember the word for it. But it isn't really ofthen used anyway)
    substition – vahetus
    bench – pink
    bench player – vahetusmängija
    out – aut
    front row – eesliin
    back row – tagaliin
    attack line, three meter line – kolme-meetri-joon, tagaliin
    team formation – asetus
    serve – serv
    reception – vastuvõtt
    attack – rünnak
    block – blokk
    defence – kaitse
    dig – laskumine


    setter – Side, sidemängija, tõstja
    outside hitter – ääreründaja
    opposite – nurgaründaja
    middle blocker – tempo
    libero – libero


    back row attack – tagaliinirünnak
    float serve – planeeriv serv
    jump serve – hüppelt serv
    ace – äss


    And yeah, this is in Estonian :teach:

  • Volleyball -Bola Voli


    ball - Bola
    court - Lapangan
    line - len
    net - net
    match - Pertandingan
    game - game
    team - squadra
    coach - Pelatih
    referee - Wasit
    set - set
    point - Poin
    error - Kesalahan
    fault - Pelanggaran
    double contact, double
    tie-break - tie-break
    substition - Pergantian
    bench -Kursi cadangan
    bench player - Pemain Cadangan
    rotation - rotasi
    area - daerah
    out - keluar
    front raw - Garis tengah
    back row - Garis belakang
    attack line, three meter line -Garis Serang
    nine meter line - Garis sembilan Meter
    team formation - Formasi


    serve - Servis
    to serve - Serve
    reception - Penerimaan
    to receive - menerima
    set - Pass Atas
    to set - Mengumpan
    attack -Serangan
    to attack - Menyerang
    hit, spike - Spike
    to hit, to spike - Pukul
    block - Block
    to block - Blocking
    defence - Mempertahankan
    to defend - Bertahan
    forearm pass, bump - Bump
    dig - Bertahan


    role - Peraturan
    setter - pengumpan, tosser
    outside hitter - Open Spike
    opposite - All Round Player
    middle blocker - Quick Player
    libero - libero
    receiver - Penerima
    attacker - Penyerang
    spiker - Spiker


    slide - Cepat
    one, quick - Quick
    shoot - Pukul
    back row attack - Back Attack
    pipe - pipe/Back attack tengah
    float serve - Floating
    jump serve - Jump serve
    ace - ace